Yoga, Tantra and Meditation in Daily Life
Swami Janakananda Saraswati
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Bindu Publishers 2015
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Mistä joogassa ja meditaatiossa oikein on kyse?
Aidon joogan avulla ihmisen tietoisuus laajenee. Kehosta tulee vahva ja notkea, ja mielestä tyyni. Tulet tietoiseksi elämäsi vakiintuneista kaavoista, ja saavutat vankan perustan itseluottamukselle ja sisäiselle tyytyväisyydelle. Vahvistamalla kykyäsi rentoutua ja hellittää, ja pitämällä yllä korkeaa energiatasoa annat elämäsi täysin uuden laadun.
Yoga, Tantra and Meditation in Daily Life eroaa useimmista muista jooga- ja meditaatiokirjoista; sen perusta on tantrisessa perinteessä – kirjan tekijän tarkoitus ja intressi on tarjota sinulle mahdollisuus saavuttaa konkreettisia tuloksia, mieluummin kuin esittää filosofisia selityksiä, luoda unelmia tai seurata tämän päivän joogan hetkellisiä muotivirtauksia.
Seuraamalla tämän kirjan yksinkertaisia menetelmiä pystyt rakentamaan oman päivittäisen harjoituksista ja meditaatiosta koostuvan ohjelman, tavalla joka sopii sinulle ja tämän hetkiseen elämäntilanteeseesi. Vaihe kerrallaan sinut ohjataan aiheen läpi, niin että pystyt käyttämään ja hyödyntämään eri jooga-asentoja, hengitysharjoituksia, meditaatioita ja tantrista seksuaalista joogaa. Ja, bonuksena, saat ymmärryksen siitä mistä joogassa todella on kyse.
Tästä jooga- ja meditaatiokirjasta, jonka juuret ovat vankasti perinteessä kiinni, on tullut moderni klassikko.
- Joogan kahdeksan osaa ja jooga perinteen eri alueet: Hatha, Swara, Raja, Bhakti, Karma, Jnana, Tantra ja enemmän.
- Eri jooga ohjelmat, jotka muodostavat kirjan valtaosan, perusteellisn ja helposti seurattavin ohjein:
* Jooga-asennot (Asana), sekä dynaamisia harjoituksia että levollisia asentoja
* Hengitys harjoitukset (Pranayama), tuomaan energiaa, selkeyttä ja levollisuutta
* Joogan silmäharjoitukset
* Energiapidätykset ja -lukot (Mudra and Bandha)
* Meditaatio asennot
- Tantra joogan alkuperäiset seksuaaliset harjoitukset
- Chakra ja kundaliini jooga
- Mielen tyyneys – hellittäminen – kuinka luoda levollinen suhde vaikutelmiin
- Syvärentoutus Yoga Nidra
- Meditaatiot: Sisäinen hiljaisuus ja alustava Kriya Yoga
- Arkipäivän jooga
Kommentteja tästä kirjasta
I can highly recommend this book by one of the best living teachers in the world today.
“I am writing this letter to tell you how pleased I am with the book Yoga, Tantra and Meditation in Daily Life.
I have also recently bought the CD Experience Yoga Nidra.
I am very pleased of what I saw and heard. I have read many yoga books and tried to follow them, but they were not filled with much information.
Your book tends to go into more detail about each asana, breathing exercise and meditation.
Many of my friends didn’t understand yoga until I showed them your book and they found it very fascinating.
Personally, I have tried different kinds of exercises such as weight lifting which afterwards made me feel very tired and sore.
I also tried Tai Chi, which is similar to yoga and meditation, but I found out that yoga gives a better overall relaxing effect than Tai Chi.
I have only been doing yoga for about eight months, but I am inspired by yoga more and more each day.
I have been doing the classical poses in the ‘Yoga, Tantra and Meditation’ book now for a few months.
In closing, I would like to thank you for the wonderful material and some day I would like to travel to Sweden and go to your school.”
”I love this book! It has a highly serious and traditional, yet pure, honest, light and heart-full approach to yoga.
I attended the Scandinavian school for Yoga and Meditation for several years, founded by Swami Janakananda. I always felt their approach to yoga was fully spiritually devoted yet very down to Earth and I’m happy that became my entrance to yoga. Down to Earth is a good place to start 😉
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in yoga, whether you are beginner or advanced you will find something in it to inspire you and help you go further! ”
”Without lofty promises, without prohibitions or prejudices, everybody learns what is essential. The result is up to the individual, but the contents of the book might very well mean a transformation for the reader.”
”For a long time I have had a yearning to take up yoga, but have been put off by the narrow scholarly and religious approaches that often seemed apparent. Your approach, and the convenient inclusion of tantra and kundalini was so refreshing, and just what I had been looking for. I could thoroughly identify with everything you said; not only that, but I felt that the way in which you communicated your knowledge and beliefs was perfect.”
”In Swami Janakananda Saraswati the West has been given a teacher capable of uniting thousand year old science with a creative, reality-based life for everyone. This book is a milestone in European culture.”
”Yoga, Tantra and Meditation in Daily Life is an inspiring and, above all, refreshingly practical book. It has been written by a man who understands his trade and knows what he is talking about – you feel this when reading it. Even people who already know something about yoga will be surprised at how much this book offers. The last four chapters exclusively treat the theme of meditation and belong to the best of what I have read on the subject.”
“Tantra means liberating oneself by expanding inside one’s own world. It is the philosophy that instead of changing one’s whole life to become ´spiritual´, one can simply begin to appreciate every part of life as spiritual. This book by Swami Janakananda is a classic text among the first generation yoga practitioners in the West that explains the whole thought behind yoga practice from asanas to meditation to philosophy, all within the framework of a tantric approach to life.
The pictures and style of the book offer a peek into the world of yoga in the 70s when it was just beginning to formulate itself within Western culture. Fortunately, yoga ages like wine. Passed down for generations of teachers to students, older texts can show us clear glimpses of the original intention and timeless wisdom. This one doesn’t go back as far as the Bhagavad Gita, but a lot has happened to yoga since it was first brought across the ocean. Swami Janakananda was a direct disciple of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, and his thorough knowledge of all aspects of yoga comes through in his practical and open-minded approach to the teachings.
High Praise for Yoga, Tantra and Meditation in Daily Life”
Ray Greenberg, New york
”Swami Janakananda doesn’t hide the problems, on the contrary he illuminates them and shows us how to deal with them… With this openness, the book provides us with a solid foundation for self-reliance in such contexts. As far as I know this unusual quality of Swami Janakananda is quite unique among yoga teachers in the West.”
I just read your wonderful book on Yoga and Tantra. The presentation of the information is so clear, straight forward and unpretentious. I am amazed at how effective some of these methods of meditation are. The simple act of sitting motionless and experiencing the body, breath and mind is very powerful. I have worked out my little morning routine of yoga, some breathing and some quiet meditation. It is so refreshing and makes my entire day wonderful.
I have recommended this book to many friends, beginners as well as more experienced practitioners, because it serves as a good introduction and a refresher for those who have practiced for quite awhile.
I wish this would have been the first exposure I had to this tradition. I would have wasted a lot less time.”
”Of four good yoga books I’ve read, this one is the best.”